Procurement Expert Indirects

Morgan Hunt UK Limited
London, South East England
10 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Procurement Professional MCIPS qualified

Our client is seeking a successful Senior Procurement Advisor to lead various procurement categories across FM, IT, Property, Professional Services and much more. You will provide professional procurement advice on all aspects of sourcing of goods and services. This will include: acting as lead procurement advisor on competitive tenders of high value, critical contracts; and contract management.

This key post requires an ambitious, tenacious and resilient individual who can work and influence at the highest levels

Job Purpose:

The procurement specialist is required to lead and develop management of indirect category spend globally:

  • Leading sourcing exercises across a variety of Indirect Categories including, but not limited to, Professional Services, IT, Facilities Management, Business Travel, HR, Print & Marketing.
  • Identify opportunities to and secure bottom line cost savings of £500k
  • Engaging with Stakeholders at all levels and influencing across the full project lifecycle, whilst also negotiating with suppliers.
  • Development of global sourcing plans and influencing global procurement activity
  • Effect change and mitigate supply chain risk

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop key stakeholder and supplier relationships globally.
  • Lead on commercial and contractual negotiations to achieve aggressive cost reductions, value for money and service improvements.
  • Review existing contracts and devise sourcing plans and cost reduction targets with key stakeholders.
  • Provide consultancy and support for stakeholders dealing with supplier relationships e.g. contract/relationship management and performance measurement.
  • Support the Head of Procurement in developing, maintaining and improving the procurement policy
  • Lead on spend analysis, supplier rationalisation and develop sourcing plans globally.
  • Devise and implement procurement KPI's & SLA's with key stakeholders
  • Build strong relationships and trust with key stakeholder and suppliers

Skills Required:

  • Current private sector procurement experience is essential
  • Vast experience of managing a variety of generalist indirect category spend
  • Proven financial management capabilities
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • IT literacy - Excel and other MS packages
  • Project /change management
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Strong demonstrable negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Must be both comfortable and credible in dealing with individuals of any level
  • Successful track record of leading negotiations, achieving tangible bottom line cost savings
  • Strong relationship management and engagement skills
  • MCIPS Qualified

To apply, please send your CV to Morgan Hunt's procurement recruitment team today.

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